J. McFarlane’s Reality Guest
As the lead guitarist with indie darlings Twerps, Julia McFarlane added an arty edge to their dynamic, with her songwriting and vocals serving as a vital counterpoint. Soon after, she found herself joining in on various projects in the Melbourne scene, growing her confidence and sharpening her unique viewpoint. That perspective is now closely paired with the kind of catchy art pop melodies that you can find yourself singing on repeat hours/days/weeks/months later. Finally stepping out on her own, McFarlane originally called her project Hot Topic, before switching to the slightly more search engine friendly J. McFarlane’s Reality Guest. The resulting tunes are like a modern day Young Marble Giants awash in the simple joys of Marine Girls. To call her work charming would hardly do it justice.